Irish Met Office issues rare 24-hour warning as Ireland braces for sweltering weather approaching 30C

Ireland will soak up 26C sunshine today – and meteorologist Erin has warned it will get even hotter.

The national forecaster has issued a rare high temperature advisory in anticipation of very warm and humid conditions expected to continue through Thursday and Friday.

Daytime temperatures are expected to rise to nearly 30 degrees Celsius, while temperatures will not drop below 15 degrees Celsius overnight.

The yellow state warning begins at 8 a.m. Thursday and lasts for 24 hours.

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It reads: “A very warm and humid weather on Thursday and Friday. Daytime temperatures exceed 27 degrees Celsius in many areas far from the coast, and night temperatures do not fall below 15 degrees Celsius.

The warning also highlights three potential impacts: heat stress, uncomfortable sleeping conditions, and the risk of water-related accidents.

It comes as weather models show temperatures could reach 30C on Friday, making it the hottest September day on record. The current record is 29.1°C which was recorded in 1906.

The Irish Meteorological Agency said in a daily detailed report on what weather to expect for the rest of this week: “Warm and humid today with periods of sunshine. It will be a dry day for most of the country, but some rain will fall, especially in the western half of the country where it may become heavy and thundery. Maximum temperatures are between 22 and 26 degrees Celsius with a mild southerly breeze. Fog and haze may persist on windward coasts throughout the day.

“The night is warm and humid with clear periods and little rain, possibly heavy and thundery. Temperatures do not fall below 14 to 17 degrees Celsius, with a light to moderate southeasterly breeze and the appearance of some mist or mist.

“Thursday morning, sunshine and scattered showers will shine north over the country. Some heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible with flash flooding possible. The afternoon will bring plenty of warm sunshine and isolated heavy rain. A very warm day with temperatures generally in the high 24s. And 27 degrees Celsius with a light to moderate southeasterly breeze.

“Warm and closed Thursday night with clear periods and areas of fog and haze. It looks like the weather will be mostly dry but isolated rains cannot be ruled out. Minimum temperatures range from 14 to 17 degrees Celsius with light and variable winds.

“Mist and fog will clear from most areas on Friday morning but may persist in coastal areas. It will be another warm day with plenty of fall sunshine. However, some heavy rain or thunderstorms may develop inland during the afternoon and evening. Maximum temperatures range from 24°C to 27°C with light and variable breezes.

“There is a lot of fog and mist on Friday night with occasional heavy rain or thunderstorms. The lowest temperatures range from 15 to 18 degrees Celsius with light or variable winds.

“Mostly cloudy and foggy to start Saturday with scattered heavy rain. Sunshine will develop in many areas during the afternoon but fog or mist may persist in some coastal areas. More heavy rain or thunderstorms are likely. Maximum temperatures range between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius and moderate southwesterly winds.

“Another warm and humid night Saturday night with clear spells and isolated heavy rain or thunderstorms. The lowest temperatures are from 15°C to 18°C.

“A mix of clouds, sunshine and rain on Sunday. Some rain and thunderstorms are likely, with the possibility of flash floods. Highest temperatures range from 19 to 24 degrees Celsius with a moderate southwesterly breeze.

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